Overcoming the Insurmountable
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Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal
Blueprint Real Life Story from a Marks Daily Apple reader.
If you have your own success story and would like to share it with
me and the Marks Daily Apple community please contact me here.
Ill continue to publish these each Friday as long as they
keep coming in. Thank you for reading!
I never thought
I would be writing or sharing a success story. Not because I didnt
think there would be success, but because I am really not the sharing
type. But what happened to me and my wife is important, and I want
you to know. I have been telling anyone who will listen:
First, a little
background. I was and still am an active person. I used to work
out daily at the gym for an hour, played hockey twice a week and
was an avid skier, but I was really starting to loathe my workouts.
I ate well, or at least I thought I did, but I also had a sweet
tooth and we had no shortage of cookies, candy and everything in-between
stocked in the pantry. I would go through phases of what I would
call the Atkins diet if I felt I was getting too flabby. I would
cut out refined sugars, bread and pasta, but was still keen on items
like Diet Coke and anything a grocery store would classify as meat.
My weight and body composition fluctuated regularly.
know I was looking for an alternative, but fortunately I found one
shortly after reading Born to Run. I was doing some Google
searches on barefoot running, and sure enough Mark had an article
on the subject. I think I bought the book the next day and not too
long after that started making some very positive changes to my
diet, my exercise routine and my lifestyle because I now understood
what I needed to do and WHY!!!!! And I am happy to stay Ive
not only stuck to it, but I have been a good influencer for others
and that is where this story gets interesting.
I am married
and the proud father for 6-year-old twin girls. Twin girls that
came to us through extensive time, energy and money spent at one
of the top fertility clinics in the country. My wife suffers(ed)
from Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) which is one of the most common
female endocrine disorders. As youll find on Wikipedia
and can verify elsewhere:
symptoms in approximately 5% to 10% of women of reproductive age
(1245 years old). It is thought to be one of the leading
causes of female subfertility and the most frequent endocrine
problem in women of reproductive age.
the rest of the article
to Lew's recent podcast with Mark Sisson
September 8, 2012
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